OnePlus finally launched most anticipated OnePlus 6 in London. It’s been interesting to follow oneplus for the last couple years all the way from the beginning from the oneplus one days to the flagship killer mentality that never settle and then look at how the trends move all the way until what they’ve developed into today. Let’s look at the spec sheet first.
OnePlus 6 Specifications
The OnePlus 6 features 6.28″ Full HD+ AMOLED display with 2280x 1080 pixels resolution with 19:9 aspect ratio. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
The phone is powered by Octacore Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 636 GPU. Oneplus 6 comes in three memory variants – 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage, 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage.
The camera department got a huge improvement over its predecessor Oneplus 5T. Oneplus 6 features dual rear camera setup with 16MP Sony IMX519 sensor with f/1.7 aperture, 1.22μm pixel size, EIS, OIS and a secondary 20MP camera with Sony IMX376K sensor with f/1.7 aperture and 1.0μm pixel size. Also, there is dual LED flash at the back placed just below the dual camera setup. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture similar to Oneplus 5T.
Oneplus 6 is powered by 3,300 mAh battery with dash charging support (5 Volts and 4 Ampere charger). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE,Bluetooth 5, WiFI 802.11 ac, USB Type-C port,3.5 mm audio jack.
OnePlus 6 Initial Impressions
Oneplus is sticking to their guns of delivering big numbers and impressive specs for a lower than expected price. The new design of the Oneplus 6 got dual cameras, glass back big screen and a notch I mean that’s it that’s just like every phone we’ve seen in the last 6 months and probably every phone for the next six months so one plus joins that crew
This is what their version of it looks like and honestly I think it looks pretty good. I don’t know if it’s just that I’ve been getting used to notches and phones for the past few months or maybe that this one’s a little bit smaller I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I think this phone overall looks pretty good. The text and icons go right up to the edge in the corners, the bottom chin is pretty small but it’s not bad.
The glass back is a little more interesting.It’s got that signature OnePlus curve to it, so it’s the same shape as the rest of their phones but adds a little weight though. There is no wireless charging yet though that’s kind of a turn-off that’s just the first impression.
There’s actually three different glass back finishes – a mirror glossy back that kind of looks like a ceramic, a soft white with this rose gold metal accent color and yes a matte black kinda I mean it’s much more matte than glossy. I’d say it has this kind of a shine to it in certain lights. It feels more like a frosted black glass but at the end of the day I’m still gonna put a deep brown skin on it just to hide the fingerprints and add grip to what you get with a glass phone but that’s just me.
But continuing on the back the new fingerprint reader is in the same place but it’s a bit smaller so you might remember it was a circle on the back of the oneplus 5T. I liked that but this one has less surface area and sits right below the vertically oriented dual cameras that pretty much everyone is adopting.
Now this dual camera setup is actually kind of interesting though usually you just kind of assume when you have dual cameras on the back of a phone you got your main camera sensor and on the secondary ones usually your telephoto for portrait mode and 2x zoom things like that. But these two cameras are actually the same focal length so the primary
camera is a Sony IMX519 sensor with 16-megapixel module and an F 1.7 aperture .
The secondary camera is a Sony AMX 376 K a 20 megapixel sensor again at F 1.7 aperture and they don’t say whether it’s optically stabilized or not so I would guess it’s not so a secondary camera of the same focal length but a higher resolution for what sharpness maybe some detail stuff.
I guess maybe portrait mode helped I don’t really know exactly this is something we’re gonna have to test for the full review. We definitely stay tuned on places like Instagram and Twitter we’re all share sample photos I take on this camera but that’s a curious one but around the front is really where it looks the newest with that huge new display the notch up top. This is what people love talking about.To be fair, this is is one of the smallest notches with just a camera, some sensors and your earpiece up there and then you end up with an 84% screen to body ratio.
OnePlus also actually taken things from what they’ve done well in the past and they’ve stuck to their guns on things like – Dash charging and oxygen OS. They kept the alert slider and the headphone jack. Oxygen OS is great and you could barely call it a skin but it’s one of those few skins on top of Android 8.1 that doesn’t try to do too much so it’s near stock.
it’s always one of the first with
software updates and it has a couple
tweaks here and there to make things
interesting they still have this shelf
next to the launcher cool there’s a
toggle to hide the top notch if you’re
not super into that that’s new to oxygen
OS and this time they’ve also added
gestures if you want to get rid of the
buttons at the bottom and fully maximize
your screen real estate and do swiping
instead I don’t really like this as much
it’s not quite as smooth as I would have
liked or anywhere near something on an
iPhone that’s the reason I’m not using
it all the time but I think this can be
improved with software updates
they also tossed in some improvements to
the gaming mode as well there’s a dark
mode theme which can do wonders with
that AMOLED display so yeah just a nice
little suite of improvements over the
mostly stock Android I’d say is my
favorite way to go and on top of all of
that it’s got really good I just really
like these buttons there’s really
tactile clicky buttons probably one of
the most underrated things about this
bluetooth 5.0 and that I mentioned it
keeps the headphone jack like this thing
checks a lot of boxes so basically these
cameras and the battery life are the two
things that need to be deeply tested but
I can tell you right now after I’ve used
this phone for the past couple days and
it is a really promising one it’s fast
its smooth it has a lot of the things
well that I hope a phone does well and
it’s just those last couple things that
we’ll see about but for those you
wondering I will be doing a full review
of the oneplus 6 people were asking that
that’s definitely happening but so far
let me know what you think until the
next one thanks for watching peace
a 3300 milliamp hour battery and dual
cameras a 16 megapixel main sensor and a
price tag under 600 bucks so again
pretty classic oneplus